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Charles Henry METCALFE

Regimental number644
Place of birthEngland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinJames Metcalfe, Showelsbank, Webley, Herefordshire, England
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Susanna METCALFE. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 9 May 1915. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right leg), 16 June 1915; admitted to 1st General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 June 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died of wounds received at Gallipoli, 13 April 1940.
Date of death13 April 1940
Age at death47
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, New South Wales

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